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THE COMMISSIONERS

The Commission is made up of eight members: a superior court judge, a prosecuting attorney, a criminal defense attorney, a sheriff, a victims' rights advocate, a member of the public and two additional discretionary appointments.

The Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals appoint the Commissioners to three year terms.

See Article 92 of the North Carolina statutes for further information.

COMMISSION MEMBERS:

Superior Court Judge / Commission Chair

Commissioner: The Honorable Arnold O. Jones
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge - Judicial District 8B, Wayne County

 

Alternate: The Honorable Anna Mills Wagoner
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge – Judicial District 19C, Rowan County

 

 

Prosecuting Attorney

Commissioner: The Honorable Luther Johnson Britt III
Elected District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 16B, Robeson County

Alternate: The Honorable Seth Edwards
Elected District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 2, Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde and Beaufort Counties

 

Victim Advocate

Commissioner: Aurelia Sands Belle
Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center

Aurelia Sands Belle

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Alternate: Jennifer Thompson
Author, Public Speaker, and Advocate for Judicial Reform and Victim’s Rights

Jennifer Thompson

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Commissioner: Michael A. Grace, Esq.
Grace, Tisdale & Clifton, P.A.                                                                                    

Alternate: David W. Long, Esq.
Poyner Spruill LLP                                                                                    

 

Public Member

 

Commissioner: Isaac Heard, Jr.
Urban Planning and Community Economic Development Consultant and Analyst

Devereux

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Alternate: Camilla Cover
Retired Legislative Liaison for Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

 

Devereux

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Sheriff

Commissioner: The Honorable Susan Johnson
Elected Sheriff - Currituck County                                                      

S Johnson

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Alternate: The Honorable J. Van Duncan
Elected Sheriff - Buncombe County                                                      

Van Duncan

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Discretionary Member I

Commissioner: T. Diane Surgeon, Esq.
CEO of Eldercare Resource Center of North Carolina                                                      


surgeon

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Alternate: The Hon. Cressie H. Thigpen, Jr.
Professor - NC Central University School of Law                                                      


Thigpen

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Discretionary Member II

Commissioner: The Honorable Barbara Pickens
Retired Sheriff - Lincoln County                                                      

pickens

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Alternate: Nigle B. Barrow, Jr., Esq.
Law Office of Nigle B. Barrow                                                      


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Past Commissioners

The Honorable William D. Kenerly
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to May 2010
Retired District Attorney - 19C Prosecutorial District

Kenerly

Commissioner: Mel Laura Chilton
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2012
Victim's Services Grants Manager - Governor's Crime Commission

Chilton

Commissioner: Dr. Jacqueline Greenlee
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2012
Director, Organizational Development -
Guilford Technical Community College

greenlee

Commissioner: The Honorable Charles L. Becton
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2013
Becton, Slifkin & Bell, P.A. - Raleigh

Becton

Commissioner: Chief Heath Jenkins
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2013
Chief of Police - Stanley

Jenkins

Alternate: Representative Richard Glazier
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2013
North Carolina House of Representatives

Glazier

Commission Chair: The Honorable Quentin T. Sumner
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2014
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge - 7th Judicial District

Sumner

Commissioner: The Honorable C. Branson Vickory III
Served on the Commission from January 2007 to December 2014
Retired District Attorney, 8th Prosecutorial District

Judge Vickory III

Commissioner: Wade M. Smith, Esq.
Served on the Commission from Janaury 2007 to December 2014.
Tharrington Smith, LLP

Wade Smith

 

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